May 02, 2007
By: by The Business Review
A University at Albany alumnus is donating $300,000 to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to endow a scholarship fund at the school. It is the first endowment from a UAlbany alumnus for the nanocollege.
Clinton Ray Carpenter graduated from UAlbany 50 years ago when it was still called the New York State College for Teachers. At 20 years old, he was the youngest graduate ever at the school. He went on to get his Ph.D from UAlbany in 1973.
The scholarship fund will target community college graduates, with a preference going to students who majored in engineering science or physics at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. Carpenter taught at the Utica college for more than 20 years.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is considered the first in the country to focus entirely on nanotechnology, a field devoted to manipulating materials at the molecular scale. The college is located at UAlbany's $3 billion Albany NanoTech research center.